James Pyburn Ford, Jr.
August 24, 1934
January 4, 2014
James Pyburn Ford, Jr. (Jimmy) was released from the pain of his failing body and met his Lord and Savior on January 4, 2014. He was born on August 24, 1934 in Jay, Oklahoma and moved to the Snohomish area as a young boy. He met his wife, Myrna Sturlaugson, in grade school and they married in 1953. He built the house that they lived in and he was a handy man who could fix anything. He enjoyed making birdhouses for friends and family and he loved puttering in his flower garden. Those who knew Jimmy will remember his gentle spirit.
Jimmy was employed by the Snohomish Co-op over 30 years where he drove the fuel truck for home and farm deliveries. He drove for Johnston Petroleum for 10 years and retired in 2000. He loved serving his customers.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Myrna, his daughter, Terri Ronk (Fred), and two sons, Kevin Ford and Kenn Sebastian. He shared his home with foster sisters, Linda and Jolene for 8 years. He loved his grandchildren: Charissa, Heidi, Shaina, Jared, Amy, Brian, Tonia and Teirsa. In the last four years he had five great-grandchildren: Kenley, Claire, James, Nate, and Bethany. He is also survived by his brothers: Max and Jerald Ford, sisters: Wanda Stach and Velda Meyers. He has numerous nieces and nephews, along with their spouses and children. He is preceded in death by his parents James and Opal Ford, sister; Nancy Granger, and brothers; Zach, Bill and Bob.
A celebration of Jimmy’s life and homegoing will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at The Bridge Church, 2500 Lake Ave., Snohomish. Arrangements entrusted to Bauer Funeral Chapel, Snohomish, 360-568-4126, bauerfuneralchapel.com.
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